Rupina La Pass Trek

Duration: 16 Days

About Rupina La Pass Trek

The Manasalu region of Nepal is one of the most mysterious places in Nepal. This region was cut off from the outside world for a long period. In recent years only has it been made open to the general public. Due to this reason, there is still a lot to explore and a lot to see in it. The Rupina La Pass trek takes place in the revered Manasalu region, and this trek will take you through the mysterious civilizations that are found here. The villages here have their ancient form of Buddhism, and the silent hills & mountains that cover the horizon is something to admire. Observe the enigmatic Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, walk on the delightful chorten laded trails, and mount the Rupina La pass to truly understand the meaning of thrill and adventure.

The journey to conquer the Rupina La pass starts from Kathmandu, and after you indulge in a quick sightseeing tour of the valley, you find yourself on a bus that leads you to Barpak. This village was adversely affected by the 2015 earthquake, but in recent years, it has recovered from it. The trek now takes us to Gar Kharka, which is a grazing ground for the sheep. The route leads us along narrow paths and small streams. The green ambiance comes to life with the chirping of birds and the seldom hustle of wild animals. We take a quick break at Roshe Kharka, and after taking advice from the locals, we head to Rupina La Phedi. The trail sees a gradual rise in elevation, but we can mount it slowly and steadily. The road to high camp goes through Sanrung Kharka, and the next day, we cross the Rupina La pass.

The pass is slippery and windy but can be crossed with supervision. From the summit, admire the gorgeous view of the snow-capped mountains like Manaslu and Gaurishankar. Then we will slowly move towards villages like Nyak, Philim, and Dobhan. Along the way, you can observe the ruins of Khampa people who once inhabited these parts. We now enter the opening parts of the Manaslu region, and once we arrive at Maccha Khola, we can see the roaring river and small settlements. Walk past the hydropower plant and move towards Soti Khola and observe the roaring Budi Gandaki river as well. A quick ride from here will take you to Kathmandu via Arughat and there, this journey will end.

Highlights

  • Rupina-La pass is one of the most challenging and remote treks in the Manaslu Region which was introduced recently
  • Breathtaking views of Mt. Manaslu (8163m), Himal Chuli (7893m), Boudha Himal (6672m), and Ganesh Himal ranges
  • Trek through the typical villages of the culturally rich Gurungs and Tibetans with their warm hospitality 
  • The quiet and less touristic trekking trail passes through the colorful rhododendron and mixed forest
  • Rich and undisturbed wildlife and vegetation

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Barpak
  • 1915 M
  • 7-8 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Gar kharka
  • 2900 M
  • 5 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Roshe Kharka
  • 3100 M
  • 5 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Rupina La Phedi
  • 3440 M
  • 5-6 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Sanrung Kharka
  • 3800 M
  • 4-5 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Bauddha Himal B.C.
  • 3600 M
  • 6-7 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Camping
  • Zhong Kharka
  • 2960 M
  • 6-7 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Nyak
  • 2340 M
  • 7:30 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Philim
  • 1570 M
  • 6 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Dobhan
  • 1070 M
  • 5 hours


  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Lapubesi
  • 885 M
  • 6 hours


  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 8-9 hours
  • B,B&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350m

What’s Included

  • Airport pick-up and drop.
  • 3 nights accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • All the needed camping equipment depending on group size for the trek.
  • Camping and lodge accommodation with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All staff’s salary, meals, accommodation, and their insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two clients and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Private vehicle service (Kathmandu to Barpak and Sotikhola to Kathmandu). 
  • Meal while you are in Kathmandu, Lunch, and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare. Your personal expenses.
  • Extra night in Kathmandu.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).